Monday, September 29, 2014

Indian Sari Journals {Review & Giveaway}

I am so very in love with this beautiful little journal, which is handcrafted by Vishruti at Indian Journals on Etsy.  I'd seen these around a few times from other bloggers and Etsy supporters and always coveted one, so when the opportunity arose to not only get one for myself but offer my lucky readers one-I jumped at it!  And boy, I am not sorry I did.

Not only are these one of a kind journals beautiful, but they are high quality also.  Everything feels amazing to the touch-from the texture of the stitching on the cover, to the beautifully handmade paper inside.  They are sturdy and the perfect size to carry around with you and keep your important things in-or to keep on your bedside table for your most private thoughts.  Stunning.

Did you catch the part where I said Indian Journals offered one of my lucky readers their choice of a free Medium journal?  Well you can win one!  Open Worldwide!

Sweet Silver Lining {Musical Mondays & Giveaways}

What is Musical Mondays?
Musical Mondays is a weekly linky party where we share a song we're into for the week, and talk about why we like it-or why it effects us.  Along with talking about music, I host a (usually) month-long music giveaway. 

This week's song:
Sweet Silver Lining 
by Kacey Musgraves

Woke up on the wrong side of rock bottom
You're all out of pennies and the well it done run dry
You'd light 'em up and smoke 'em if you had 'em but you just ain't got 'em
Yeah aint we always lookin' for a bluer sky?

And if you're ever gonna find the silver lining
It's gotta be a cloudy day, it's gotta be a cloudy day
And if you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning
You're gonna have to stand in the rain, you're gonna have to stand int he rain

Your lemonade keeps turning into lemons
And you wear your heart on a ripped unraveled sleeve
You've been rung through the ringer and pushed plum to your limit
You say you're just unlucky but luck ain't what you need

'Cause if you're ever gonna find a four leaf clover
You gotta get a little dirt on your hands, you gotta get a little dirt on your hands
And if you wanna find a head that fits your shoulder
You're gonna have to go to the dance, you're gonna have to go to the dance

And if you wanna find the honey you can't be scared of the bees
And if you wanna see the forest you're gonna have to look past the trees

And if you're ever gonna find the silver lining
It's gotta be a cloudy day, it's gotta be a cloudy day
And if you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning
You're gonna have to stand in the rain, you're gonna have to stand int he rain

It's true, isn't it?  You have to have some of the negative aspects in live if you're ever going to enjoy the positive ones.  I just love Kacey Musgraves-her album is actually one I can listen to all the way through.
What are you listening to this week?
Please grab the button and link up your Musical Mondays post in the linky!

Now for the giveaway!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

#TheWeeklyRoundUp: Rescues, Blogging, "Basic Bitches", Fall, & More!

♥ I recently stumbled upon the blog The Florkens, and was instantly drawn in by the great first post I saw written by Kate called: I've Adopted, I've Shopped, and Now I See the Difference. Having volunteered with rescues, I REALLY love this post!

A Beautiful Exchange: BLOG INC. [CHAPTERS 5-7]
♥ The lovely Hayley from A Beautiful Exchange is reading Blog Inc. and sharing blogging tips with you from it!  Her second Blog Inc review post includes tips on disclosure, taxes, expenses, and more!

♥ I was glad to see that Anna from Anna in Wonderland wrote this post about Basic Bitches and whether it's good fun or institutionalized misogyny.  I think it's annoying and a bit sexist...

♥ Charley was already gone by the time I discovered Life as a Semi-Colon through her very last post, her goodbye.  But this post... It is truly an awe-inspiring statement from someone who seems to have been much-beloved by those around her and by the followers of her blog.  I'm just stunned at how wisdom and love one can put into that last letter-the letter explaining how they are no longer part of the world, and the injustices that carries with it. I am so awed by her last little bits of advice. "So, in my absence, please, please, enjoy life.  Take it by both hands, grab it, shake it and believe in every second of it."

♥ And since I can't leave it on a sad note (in case you're teary eyed after the last suggested read) check out Nina's cute post letting all of Instagram know it's Fall.  She's so cute, and witty.

The Weekly Round-Up

The point of The Weekly Round-Up is to focus on other people instead of just another post about ourselves.  It's to build better community, share insight into what we love to read, and hopefully introduce you to a new blogger you'll love and adore!  Wanna play along?  Write a post with links to your favorite blog posts from others throughout the week, put the button in it, and link up with us on Sundays!

Don't forget to check out all of the fabulous giveaways that are currently running by clicking HERE.
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